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Couch Talk 189 with R Ashwin on T20s

Indian spinner R Ashwin discusses the role of spin bowling in T20s, the asymmetrical contest of bat v ball in T20, and states that people ought to consider T20 as a different sport and not even part of cricket. Download … Continue reading →

Couch Talk 188 with Sanjay Bangar

Former India cricketer and currently their batting coach Sanjay Bangar talks about the responsibilities of his job, the influence of a great generation of batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid on the current side, batting plans in Tests vis-a-vis … Continue reading →

Couch Talk 187 with Anjali Doshi, “Tendulkar in Wisden”

Anjali Doshi, editor of “Tendulkar in Wisden” talks about the idea behind the Wisden Anthology, the process of distilling 24 years of writing on Tendulkar in Wisden, her own experiences of covering Tendulkar and discusses the Sachin phenomenon that transformed … Continue reading →

Couch Talk 186 with Mike Hussey

Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey talks about his new book “Winning Edge: Behind the scenes of elite cricket”, his coaching philosophies, the change in T20 batting approaches, and the various captains he’s played for, amongst other things. The book is … Continue reading →

Couch Talk 185 with Graeme West, WI U-19 Coach

West Indies U-19 side’s coach Graeme West talks about moulding a side of young individuals from the different regions of the Caribbean as a unit, the game plans, the Keemo Paul Mankading incident and the fall-out from it, and looks … Continue reading →

Couch Talk 184 with Shoaib Naveed, Project Manager, Pakistan Super League (PSL)

In this episode, Shoaib Naveed talks about his journey from being a student-blogger to becoming the Project Manager of PSL, his position paper that envisioned the PSL, his entry in to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the various hoops he and … Continue reading →

Couch Talk 183 with Matthew Hayden

Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden talks about his pre-match visualization techniques, his opening partnership with Justin Langer and his ability to play spin, amongst other things. Follow Matt on Twitter: @HaydosTweets Download the episode by clicking here or listen to it on SoundCloud. … Continue reading →

Couch Talk 62 with Simon Taufel

In this episode, Umpire Simon Taufel talks about his decision to call time on his international umpiring career, his new role at the ICC ...


Couch Talk 56 with Ian Bishop

In this episode, former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop talks about the motivation behind becoming a fast bowler, what it takes to be ...

Couch Talk 55 with Firdose Moonda, ESPNcricinfo

In this episode, ESPN Cricinfo’s South Africa correspondent, Firdose Moonda, talks about her experiences of her first trip to England to cover the England ...

Couch Talk 54 with Sambit Bal, ESPN cricinfo

In this episode, editor-in-chief of ESPN cricinfo, talk about the role of his organization in cricket’s vast landscape, cricinfo’s editorial processes, cricket media in ...

Couch Talk 52 with Anjum Chopra, Indian Cricketer

In this episode, former captain of India who represented the nation in six world cups, and Arjuna Award winner Anjum Chopra, talks about the ...

Couch Talk 51 with Peter Della Penna, USA Cricket Reporter

In this episode, USA Cricket Correspondent for ESPN Cricinfo and, Peter Della Penna, talks about the T20s recently held in Florida between the ...